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Nerves of Steel

Nerves of Steel

by Captain Tammie Jo Shults

Nerves of Steel is the captivating true story of Tammie Jo Shults’s remarkable life—from growing up the daughter of a humble rancher, to breaking through gender barriers as one of the Navy’s first female F/A-18 Hornet pilots, to safely landing the severely crippled Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 and helping save the lives of 148 people… Read more…

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The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing

The In-Between: Embracing the Tension Between Now and the Next Big Thing

by Shauna Niequist and Jeff Goins

We’re an “instant gratification” generation—but most change happens gradually.Many of us spend our lives searching and longing for something more than what is in front of us. Whether it’s traveling abroad or chasing cheap (or expensive) thrills, we’re all looking for the medicine to satisfy our restlessness. And so oft… Read more…

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The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards
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The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards

by Steven J. Lawson

To Present an Example of intentional, faithful, and passionate Christian living, Dr. Steven J. Lawson paints a portrait of eighteenth-century pastor and theologian Jonathan Edwards, who structured his relationship with God by composing and following seventy heart-searching resolutions. Edwards, often remembered for his sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry… Read more…

Step Further
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Step Further

by Joni Eareckson Tada, Pam Ward, Pam Ward and Steve Estes

Personal answers to the difficult "whys" of suffering. New 16-page photo section and illustrations by Joni.Originally published in 1978, A Step Further is Joni Eareckson Tada’s response to thousands of letters she received from people puzzled about the "whys" of suffering. Joni answers these questions by taking a personal look at how God … Read more…

Christ is All: The Piety of Horatius Bonar

Christ is All: The Piety of Horatius Bonar

by Michael A. G. Haykin

"Christ Is All” highlights the life and work of the memorable Scottish minister and poet, Horatius Bonar (1808–1889). Michael A. G. Haykin and Darrin R. Brooker present 65 excerpts from Bonar’s writings that capture his ardent devotion to the glory of Christ. Readers will also find Haykin’s biographical introduction on Bonar a valuable glimpse at… Read more…

Delirious: My Journey with the Band, a Growing Family, and an Army of Historymakers

Delirious: My Journey with the Band, a Growing Family, and an Army of Historymakers

by Martin Smith and Craig Borlase

Martin Smith—one of the leading voices in the modern worship movement—shares his story, his insight, and his challenge to change the world. For seventeen years, Smith held the microphone for Delirious?—the mega-selling, Dove Award-winning, Grammy-nominated band that helped bring the modern worship movement into existence. Here Martin r… Read more…

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A Confession
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A Confession

by Leo Tolstoy

At this time I began to write, from vanity, greed, and pride. In my writings I did exactly as in life. In order to possess the glory and the wealth for whose sake I wrote, it was necessary to conceal the good, and to display the bad. And so I did. Tolstoy's autobiographical essay is a dissection of his soul, a study of his life's movement away f… Read more…

Rush of Heaven
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Rush of Heaven

by Ema McKinley, Cheryl Ricker, Devon Oday and Devon Oday

“Ema, give me your hand.” These were the words Jesus spoke to Ema on Christmas Eve--the night He straightened her crooked foot, hand, neck, and spine, and restored her mobility.Easter weekend, eighteen years earlier, an ordinary workday turned into a nightmare when Ema McKinley passed out and was left hanging upside down in the storage room.… Read more…

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My Life

My Life

by Cecil Murphey and Carson M.D.

Ben Carson grew up in the inner cities of Boston and Detroit with his mother and brother.  When his father deserted the family, Ben’s mother worked several jobs to support her boys yet worked even harder to encourage them to get an education and follow their dreams.  Ben’s dreams nearly ended when his anger at being poor and the ridicul… Read more…

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

by Peter Leithart and Peter J. Leithart

In his twenties, Fydor Dostoevsky, son of a Moscow doctor, graduate of a military academy, and rising star of Russian literature, found himself standing in front of a firing squad, accused of subversive activities against the Russian Tsar. Then the drums rolled, signaling that instead he was to be exiled to the living death of Siberia. Siberia was so cold t… Read more…

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The Life of David Brainerd
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The Life of David Brainerd

by Jonathan Edwards

Though he was orphaned at age fourteen, repeatedly struck with debilitating illnesses, and unfairly expelled from college, Brainerd allowed nothing to deter him from serving God wholeheartedly. He traveled thousands of miles by horseback across treacherous terrain to preach the gospel to remote Indians. His calling required a rugged man—he even slept o… Read more…

The Secret Life of a Fool: One Man's Raw Journey from Shame to Grace
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The Secret Life of a Fool: One Man's Raw Journey from Shame to Grace

by Andrew Palau

Like many of us, Andrew Palau spent his growing-up years immersed in a selfish and self-centered life, numb to God and to the letters his evangelist-father wrote him. In The Secret Life of a Fool, Palau recounts his years of rebellion and reckless living—and the moment when the shame of his life collided with God’s relentless grace, changing ever… Read more…


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